Official Media Release:
The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service refers to claims circulating on the various social media platforms relative to the recapture of escapee, Anthony Seepersad, and it being staged, and advises the following:
– The joint exercise was co-ordinated and executed by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service
-The exercise was executed based on intelligence-led policing and was analysis-driven
-The exercise led to the eventual recapture of the escapee who was considered a threat to public safety
-The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service maintains its resolve to utilize all measures feasibly possible, to ensure public safety and national security
-The Joint Police and Prison Intelligence Team (JPPIT), established in 2019, have borne pertinent results in its collaboration and will continue to be utilized.
The Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service is grateful to all who contributed in some way towards the recapture of the five escapees and advises that the investigation into the escape of the inmates is ongoing.